Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
The collection consists of correspondence, bulletins, documents, and printed material about the history of Armenia just after World War I, previously catalogued as Volume 8 of an eight-volume set of printed pamphlets. Included is material about Armenia during the Peace Conference; a series of bulletins in French, issued by the Bureau d'Information Arménien de Paris in 1919; letters and documents from Nubar Pasha, head of the Armenian National Delegation, to Herbert Adams Gibbons, dated 1919-1920; copies of telegrams and letters sent by the Armenian delegation to President Woodrow Wilson and to Secretary of State Robert Lansing; papers and letters concerning the fight for Armenian recognition since the Peace Conference; and notes on the Turkish atrocities and on the Conference of London, held in February-March, 1921. In addition, there are confidential correspondence and documents of hearings of the Armenian Delegation; Armenian memorials including maps; extracts from letters; correspondence of the American Committee for Relief in the Near East; private letters presented at the Peace Conference in Paris in 1919; and a typescript of "Note sur la question Armenienne" by Nubar Pasha, including a hand-colored map of Armenia within the Ottoman Empire. There are also documents and correspondence related to the Armenian-American protest against the Lausanne Treaty, and a memorandum by the High Armenian Clergy "A la Conscience de la Chrétienté," dated Athens, November 30, 1920.
Other correspondents include Boghos Nubar; A. Asharanian of the Armenian Delegation; Vahan Cardashian, director of the Press Bureau of the American Committee for the Independence of Armenia; James W. Gerard; Hrant S. Kerbabjian, director of the Commission on Hospitals in Cilicia (i.e., Armenia); Henry Cabot Lodge; Arshaq Mahdesian, founder and editor of The New Armenia; Everett P. Wheeler of the National Armenia and India Relief Association for Industrial Orphan Homes; George R. Montgomery, director of The Armenia America Society; and Major Carroll Greenough of the American Expeditionary Forces. Also included are related pamphlets and offprints.
Organized chronologically according to the original sequence of the material.
Transferred from Firestone Library stacks in 2007 (AM2008-32).
This collection was processed by Dina Britain on October 8, 2007. Finding aid written by Dina Britain on October 8, 2007. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.
No appraisal information is available.
- Gibbons, Herbert Adams, 1880-1934
- Lansing, Robert, 1864-1928
- Pōghos Nupar, 1851-1930
- Wanamaker, Rodman, 1863-1928
- Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.
- American Committee for Relief in the Near East
- American Committee for the Independence of Armenia
- Armenian national delegation
- Manuscripts Division
- Finding Aid Date
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.